Articles by Nick Moran

September 4, 2014

Miranda July’s Somebody 0

Miranda July – whose new novel, The First Bad Man, is due in January – has developed a smartphone app that “allows one person to deliver a message to another.” The kicker? Someone other than you will deliver the message verbally and in person. (Sounds like she’s probably due before Congress once again.)

August 28, 2014

City of Asylum 0

A Pittsburgh-based nonprofit is offering free housing and stipends to “foreign-born scribes who endured imprisonment, or worse, in their home countries.”

August 28, 2014

Notes on Missouri and America. 0

“We don’t have to look at Iraq for an analogue to Missouri,” writes Elif Batuman. “We can look instead at Missouri, or elsewhere in the United States.” Indeed for many ordinary Americans, as Jabari Asim echoes in his poem inspired by the recent events in Ferguson, “It’s more than time we had that talk / […]

August 28, 2014

“The 14-day Forecast says Drake too for weeks” 0

Recommended Reading: “Views from the 6” by Emma Healey, which will soon become the best poem you’ve ever read about Drake.

August 28, 2014

The Conch Republic Seeks Literary Job Applicants 0

A true genius is someone who’s talented and accomplished enough to work in the publishing/literary crucible of New York City, but who’s also smart enough to know that working in New York City is nothing compared to working in Key West, Florida. That’s right: the Key West Literary Seminar is hiring.

August 21, 2014

George and Robin 0

Our own Elizabeth Minkel has been posting sights and quotations from a recent George R. R. Martin and Robin Hobb event in London. You can check out her coverage over on Tumblr.

August 21, 2014

Sister Golden Hair Excerpt 0

There’s an excerpt from Darcey Steinke’s forthcoming novel, Sister Golden Hair, over at Granta right now. In our Great Book Preview, Emily St. John Mandel wrote that Steinke’s novel focuses on a family “on the brink of collapse” in early-70’s Virginia.

August 21, 2014

“Hauntedness is a feeling.” 0

Wyvern is publishing a “Haunted” theme issue just in time for Halloween this year, and you have until mid-September to submit your work. “Haunting is in your bones,” Wyvern’s editors write. “You know it when you feel it, and you know it when you write it. That is what we’re looking for.”

August 21, 2014

“If I wasn’t such a deadbeat, I’d learn Greek.” 0

Recommended Reading: “Ode to Country Music” by Sandra Simonds.

August 12, 2014

The Millions Top Ten: July 2014 0

Our list has a new top title this month, as well as four debuts.